Today: Get My No Fail, Easy Cookbook Series for 60% OFF
Buy Now

21 First Birthday Party Ideas & Themes for Kids

Pin RecipeReview Recipe
Table of Contents
  1. 1. Vintage Plane First Birthday
  2. 2. Woodland-Themed First Birthday
  3. 3. Owl Themed First Birthday Party
  4. 4. Eclectic Woodland Party
  5. 5. Baby Elephant-Themed First Birthday
  6. 6. Baby Elephant-Themed Birthday
  7. 7. Teddy Bear First Birthday
  8. 8. Nautical-Themed First Birthday Party
  9. 9. Vintage Circus First Birthday
  10. 10. "Guess How Much I Love You" Storybook Theme
  11. 11. Busytown Birthday Party
  12. 12. Cat In The Hat First Birthday Party
  13. 13. Little Blue Truck Book Party
  14. 14. Milk & Cookies First Birthday Theme
  15. 15. Hot Air Balloon First Birthday
  16. 16. Little Man First Birthday
  17. 17. Lemonade Stand First Birthday
  18. 18. Vintage Farm First Birthday
  19. 19. Monster-Themed First Birthday Party
  20. 20. Magic-Themed First Birthday Party
  21. 21. Alligator-Themed First Birthday Party
  22. Check out more great themed birthday parties:
  23. Don't miss out on this London-themed first birthday party

Looking for some first-birthday ideas for your little one? There’s something about a first birthday that is so special. You will never forget my own child’s first birthday party. It is as exciting for the parents as it is for your guests. We wanted to do a roundup post highlighting some of the best first birthday themes posted on our blog, as well as some of the cool examples that were submitted via our Facebook page. What I’ve come up with is a list of our most popular birthday party themes!

See Also:

1. Vintage Plane First Birthday

Hands down our vintage plane party collection are the most popular first birthday theme we have. As one mom put it, the planes represent a little kid’s potential to soar to great heights.

2. Woodland-Themed First Birthday

Since the day it was published, this woodland first birthday party has been a favorite post. Megan of Tea Party for Alice threw this party in honor of her son’s first birthday and made almost everything herself.

3. Owl Themed First Birthday Party

We love the owl-themed first birthday party that Hazel of the blog Hazel Loves Design threw for her son. The blue and aqua color scheme brings a nice spring feel to the woodland theme.

4. Eclectic Woodland Party

This eclectic woodland-themed first birthday has a lovely vintage feel.

5. Baby Elephant-Themed First Birthday

The baby elephant theme for first birthday parties has been around for a while and it is safe to say that it’s not going anywhere. We would say it is now a classic. Check out this version from Magdalena of Oh So Chic Celebrations. She planned the party for the one-year-old son of a client.

6. Baby Elephant-Themed Birthday

If you’re looking for baby elephant-themed inspiration, you don’t want to miss this one. It’s perhaps the gold standard for baby elephant-themed parties and was planned by a customer of Australian-based Style Me Gorgeous.

7. Teddy Bear First Birthday

The teddy bear theme was used perfectly by Festa Cum Gusto to honor a special little one. We just recently featured it on the blog and just love the red, white and blue color palette, as usually you see this theme in pastels.

8. Nautical-Themed First Birthday Party

Another great blog post for inspiration is this wonderful nautical-themed first birthday party (below) that was planned by Sugarbird for the son of a client.

9. Vintage Circus First Birthday

We love every single detail of this circus-themed party. It was part of a first birthday party planned by us for a friend’s son.

10. “Guess How Much I Love You” Storybook Theme

This Guess How Much I Love You Party was thrown by Rochelle from Sweet Table by Chelle for her own son’s first birthday. It’s such a special book for many moms and their adorable children!

11. Busytown Birthday Party

Vanessa threw this adorable Busytown party for her son’s first birthday based on The Busy World of Richard Scarry. We love all the personal details.

12. Cat In The Hat First Birthday Party

How cute is this Cat in the Hat first birthday party? Planned by Cutie Pie Sweets, it was found via Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas.

13. Little Blue Truck Book Party

This gorgeous first birthday from Festa cum Gusto is based on the Little Blue Truck book, found via Hostess with the Mostess.

14. Milk & Cookies First Birthday Theme

This milk and cookies first birthday party was thrown by Lauren of Capes and Crowns for her own son’s birthday. Of her choice of a milk and cookies theme for a first birthday, she says “When I started planning my youngest son’s first birthday party the first two things that came to mind are his love for milk and his unique, sweet personality.”

15. Hot Air Balloon First Birthday

Hot air balloon-themed parties for kids have become…well, hot. We’ve been seeing more and more traffic to these posts. We absolutely love the hot air balloon-themed first birthday party that Angela of Taffie Wishes threw for her youngest child. Playing on the theme “growing/going up,” the inclusion of the massive hot air balloon in the decor is nothing short of inspiring.

16. Little Man First Birthday

This Little Gentleman’s first birthday party from Top it Off Designs (above) is also an adorable take on the theme. We are loving the tie cookies and the cupcake toppers (and the adorable cake they had too!).

17. Lemonade Stand First Birthday

You don’t come across a lot of lemonade stand first birthday parties for kids but this one from AlyssaPix Photography is just too cute not to include as inspiration. The theme was “You are My Sunshine” because the birthday boy or girl makes everyone smile. Awe, so sweet.

18. Vintage Farm First Birthday

This gorgeous vintage farm-themed dessert table was created by The Caketress for the first birthday. We are completely in love with it.

19. Monster-Themed First Birthday Party

This monster birthday party dessert table is our most popular post ever. Although there are a few now that are starting to gain on it. It’s one of our most popular themes for first birthdays for boys and girls too!

20. Magic-Themed First Birthday Party

Poof! Another year has vanished into thin air. How will you celebrate? How about planning a magic-themed birthday party like Lydia’s of The Party Wagon?

A train cake sitting on top of a table

21. Alligator-Themed First Birthday Party

How do you make your child’s first birthday party special? If you’re Julie of Magnolia Creative Co. you opt to do one jumbo swamp bash, with a heavy emphasis on the alligator party theme.

Check out more great themed birthday parties:

Don’t miss out on this London-themed first birthday party

Party and Birthday

Proudly Prepared by the Spaceships Kitchen

You May Also Like

get digital lazy cookbooks